Thomas Hirschhorn is part of the exhibition Installations from 25 Years of the Falckenberg Collection at Deichtorhallen Hamburg. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Falckenberg Collection, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg is presenting a comprehensive exhibition which will focus on installations and sculptures from the collection. The exhibition features some 100 works by over 60 internationally renowned artists. November 30 , 2019 – May 24, 2020.
Naama Tsaber is part of the group exhibition ‘Soft Architectures’ at Goodman Gallery in Cape Town which interrogates the intersection of architecture and structures of power and resistance. Through sculpture, drawing, print, lens-based media and performance, the work of seven artists each explore the subtle and overt ways in which architecture has been implicated into forms of racialised surveillance, segregated accessibility and the discipline and comportment of bodies, and in turn how architecture has been subverted towards forms of resistance such as strategic concealment and networks of defiance. November 28 – January 11, 2020
The led-light installation ‘MEIYW (My East Is Your West)’ by Shilpa Gupta will
illuminate Rosemary Square in Florida permanently from now on. Known for using technologies and typefaces in her work, the installation
features a sequence of letters, WMYEIAOSUTR, which light up successively. The pulsating light
rearranges the letters to reveal the true meaning of the sentence, “My East Is Your West”, encouraging
viewers to reflect upon social, political, and geographical boundaries and identities.
Simon Fujiwara’s work ‘Empathy I’ will be shown in the group exhibition “Manual Override” at The Shed alongside Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sondra Perry, Martine Syms and Morehshin Allahyari. In Manual Override the artists critique the social, cultural, and ethical issues embedded in emerging technological systems ranging from mass surveillance to predictive policing. Working closely with a theme park ride production company, Simon Fujiwara has developed an immersive simulator ride experience for two people, who experience a ride through the real world as we experience it today: mediated daily through a flood of hyper-images, which has begun to collapse the very sense of reality with the images we consume.
13.11.19 – 12.1.20
Shilp Gupta is part of the group exhibition “Homelands” at Kettles Yard at Cambridge University. Eleven artists with links to India, Pakistan or Bangladesh look back at the region’s complex history and the ways in which it chimes with contemporary concerns such as migration and populism. Shilpa Gupta presents her work ‘Blame’ from 2002.
Open 12.11.19 – 02.02.20
Shilpa Gupta’s work ‘Untitled’ features in the second edition of BAM – Mediterranean Archipelago Biennial. This year’s BAM bears the title “ÜberMauer”, in connection to the 30st anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The exhibition reflects on how borders, physical or conceptual, are characterising today’s world and takes place across the city of Palermo.
Open: 6 November 2019 – 8 December 2019
Shilpa Gupta, ‘Untitled’, 2005-06, wall drawing with self adhesive tapes, 300 x 300 cm
Hirschhorn’s work “CNN” from 2002 is shown in the group exhibition ‘Theater of Operations. The Golf Wars 1991 – 2011’ at MoMA PS1. American-led military engagement in Iraq over the last 30 years has had an indelible impact on contemporary culture and the work of artists around the world. This large-scale group exhibition examines the legacies of these conflicts beginning with the Gulf War in 1991, featuring over 300 works by more than 80 artists based in Iraq and its diasporas, as well as those responding to the war from the West. As you walk into Moma PS1 in Queens, New York, visitors are greeted with an unlikely wall sculpture – the CNN logo at the end of an oversized gold chain. The artwork criticizes the pivotal role that CNN played in accelerating the 24-hour news coverage of the Gulf war, setting the pace for war news.
‘Ways To Say Goodbye’ a newly comissioned sculpture in Compton Verney Park by Ariel Schlesinger reaches skyward. Cast in Aluminium with shattered mirrors nestled in its upper branches, Schlesinger’s tree invites us to explore the familiar in a new, extraodrinary light. This grounds comission is accompanied by a small solo exhibition of new work by Ariel Schlesinger inside the house, until Sunday 15 December.
Douglas Gordon’s fifth solo exhibition at Eva Presenhuber 02.11.19 – 15.12.19.
Douglas Gordon is known for his interest in cinema and images taken from collective memory and everyday culture. His work encompasses film, performance, sculptural installation, and conceptual text. The exhibition is centered on the ongoing installation Happy Birthday To Me…, and features two film installations Video Diptych and Sharpening Fantasy, alongside text works and burned Andy Warhol skull posters. In the central installation, viewers find themselves confronted by human skull replicas randomly strewn in a corner. The gallery walls and carpet are red, the light penetrating the red gel-covered windows intensifies the sacred atmosphere evoked by the skulls. Each skull represents one year of the artist’s life; engraved into each skull are fivepointed stars representing his age, one star for each year.